Great Basin National Park is another patch of wilderness that’s so tucked away that it’s a bit off the beaten path. Residing in eastern Nevada, adjacent to the Utah border, you almost have to make it a destination as it’s not necessarily on the way to anywhere, unless you happen to be one of those who call Ely, Nevada “somewhere.”
In the morning, it was up early to walk to the Bristlecone Pine grove. I’ve long been fascinated with these most ancient of trees, and was glad to walk among a new grove. You can find a few other of these ancient trees in this gallery.
The afternoon was all about resting along the shores of Stella Lake, followed by a semi-epic climb, following a mountain goat trail, up towards Wheeler Peak. On the descent later that evening, we were surprised to find a flock of wild turkeys wandering by.
Like so many national parks, I wanted more time to explore, but alas the road was bidding me on. I appreciate you being part of the journey…